Podcast: Emma Cape on building the Chelsea Manning campaign

Emma Cape was the Campaign Manager of the Chelsea Manning Support Network. In this podcast, she shares her experiences over years working with Chelsea and building a campaign that would lead to her release from prison.

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Vietnam Draft Dodger Donald Trump and his backup singers the Chicken Hawks

By Jeff Paterson. Toby Keith serenades Saudi royalty in support of Trump, Ted Nugent on how to avoid the draft, and more!

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Sign the Petition: Drop the Charges Against Reality Winner

Sign the petition: “Drop the changes against Ms. Reality L. Winner, the defense contractor who allegedly shared with the media evidence of attacks against US election systems by foreign agents. If true, the public had a right to know this information. Her prosecution appears politically motivated.”

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Worldwide Welcome Home Celebrations for Chelsea

Chelsea shares her first portrait photo, while supporters gather worldwide to celebrate her hard won freedom.

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Chelsea Manning is Free!

Organizers of the former Chelsea Manning Support Network describe how the fight to win Chelsea’s freedom was won, and share their reactions to this amazing victory.

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Podcast: David Coombs, Chelsea Manning’s trial attorney

In this podcast, lead court martial defense attorney for Chelsea Manning, David Coombs, reflects on the case, working with the Support Network, and her release this week.

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S Brian Willson

Vietnam veteran & peace activist: “In a society like the US where virtually every foreign intervention, everywhere, is grotesquely illegal and criminal, the most effective resistance is from the soldiers themselves.”

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Podcast: Rainey Reitman on defending Chelsea Manning

In our new podcast, Internet privacy advocate, and Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder, Rainey Reitman talks about helping launch a movement that would eventually free an American political prisoner and hero.

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Marine recruit needed skin grafts for chemical burns from boot camp hazing

In the Washington Post this week (May 3, 2017), journalist Dan Lamothe exposes the horrifying hazing of young recruits.

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Obama vs. Trump on Drones: What’s Changed?

By Joseph Gibson, Courage to Resist. Now that the face of the US government is once again a cartoonish leader hated by liberals, will we see a rebirth of the antiwar movement? If so, how much attention will drones get, and what would an effective resistance look like?

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May 17 events to celebrate Chelsea Manning release

May 17 events to celebrate Chelsea Manning release

On Wednesday, May 17, Chelsea Manning will walk out of Fort Leavenworth military prison a free person. She has served seven years ... read more

Podcast: Rainey Reitman on defending Chelsea Manning

Podcast: Rainey Reitman on defending Chelsea Manning

In our new podcast, Internet privacy advocate, and Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder, Rainey Reitman talks about helping ... read more

Chelsea on her upcoming release from prison

Chelsea on her upcoming release from prison

Chelsea Manning: “Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine.... I am forever grateful to read more

Marine recruit needed skin grafts for chemical burns from boot camp hazing

Marine recruit needed skin grafts for chemical burns from boot camp hazing

In the Washington Post this week (May 3, 2017), journalist Dan Lamothe exposes the horrifying hazing of young recruits. read more

Military Law Task Force’s Spring 2017 “On Watch” newsletter

Military Law Task Force’s Spring 2017 “On Watch” newsletter

For anyone interested in military law as it pertains to war resisters, "On Watch" is a must read. read more

“National Bird” drone documentary widely available

“National Bird” drone documentary widely available

This week the award-winning drone documentary "National Bird" is premiering on PBS, as well as on a number of online streaming providers. read more

Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund breaks $170,000

Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund breaks $170,000

May 26, 2017 update: The official campaign raising funds to assist Chelsea Manning start her new life, after having been released ... read more

Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day Event

Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day Event

Berkeley, CA -- On Monday, May 15, 2017, join us in celebrating the 11th Annual Berkeley CO and War Resisters’ Day, on International ... read more

Image“Since the day I surrendered to military custody after refusing to return to Iraq, Courage to Resist has been there for me and my family as a constant fountain of support.”

Agustín Aguayo, Iraq War veteran & war resister

Supporting the Troops Who Refuse to Fight

We’re a group of concerned community members, veterans and military families who support military objectors to illegal war and occupation and the policies of empire. Our People Power strategy weakens the pillars that maintain war and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere by supporting GI resistance, counter-recruitment and draft resistance, which cuts off the supply of troops. We are autonomous from and independent of any political organization, party or group.

Chelsea Manning

It’s still hard to believe that we won Chelsea’s (upcoming) freedom. Chelsea remains imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, until May 17th. Courage to Resist is proud to have served as fiscal manager for the Chelsea Manning Defense Fund, along with helping lead the Chelsea Manning Support Network, for nearly seven years. Those funds provided Chelsea a legal defense team at trial, funded most of her appeals, supported hundreds of events worldwide, and–along with worldwide grassroots organizing–won Chelsea’s freedom.
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rainey reitman“I’ve worked with Courage to Resist now for six years. One of the best decisions the Chelsea Manning Support Network ever made was hooking up with them. They are amazing. I can’t sing their praises enough. In fact I became a regular donor.”

-Rainey Reitman, Internet privacy advocate & Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder

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Support Ryan Johnson, Imprisoned War Resister

Ryan made the decision not to go to war. With assistance from the GI Rights Hotline, they learned their options. They found they weren’t alone in resistance. We are reaching out to you to help imprisoned US Army war resister Ryan Johnson and his wife Jenna. Let’s help them get on their feet upon Ryan’s expected May release from the Miramar Brig in May. Your support is critical.

National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

If implemented, a National Guard proposal would lead to enforcement action against millions of immigrants living nowhere near the Mexican border. … Administration officials said the proposal, which called for mobilizing up to 100,000 troops in 11 states, has been rejected for the time being.

Order drops protection for families of deployed military

In 2013, the Department of Homeland Security, at the request of the Defense Department, issue a policy memorandum aimed at preventing the deportation of spouses, parents and children of active-duty service members through a program called “Parole in Place.” … [the new Executive Order] casually dispenses with exercises of executive discretion…

Chelsea Manning news and updates

It’s still hard to believe that we won Chelsea’s (upcoming) freedom. Chelsea remains imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, until May 17th. While she doesn’t have Internet, she remains in touch with supporters via phone—she usually takes time to hear about her Twitter account (@xychelsea), and dictate new posts. Chelsea’s attorney Chase Strangio has created the official Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund–please consider making a contribution. The final fiscal report of the Chelsea Manning Support Network is also available.

Chelsea Manning Support Network comes to an end

Courage to Resist is proud to have served as fiscal manager for the Chelsea Manning Defense Fund for nearly seven years. Those funds provided Chelsea a legal defense team at trial, funded most of her appeals, supported hundreds of events worldwide, and was immensely important to winning Chelsea’s freedom. This is a message from the Chelsea Manning Support Network Steering Committee, originally titled “Chelsea Manning Support Network coming to an end”

To those who kept me alive all these years, thank you

By Chelsea Manning, published in the Guardian. To those who have kept me alive for the past six years … I know that we are now physically separated, but we will never be apart and we are not alone.

Who we are and what we do

Courage to Resist supports the troops who refuse to fight, or who face consequences for acting on conscience, in opposition to illegal wars, occupations, the policies of empire abroad and martial law at home.

Ryan Johnson

Iraq War resister imprisoned 2016-2017: “Courage to Resist is an amazing organization that has really helped my wife and I in our time of need.”

Looking Back on 6 Years of Fighting for Chelsea Manning

By Rainey Reitman, Chelsea Manning Support Network Original post at raineyreitman.com President Obama announced that he would commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence today. Instead of spending another 28 brutal years in a military prison for men, she’ll walk free in just a...

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence!

President Obama has commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence Analyst serving 35-years for releasing classified information. Chelsea’s attorney Nancy Hollander, who spoke with President Obama’s counsel earlier today, confirms that “Chelsea will walk out of Fort Leavenworth a free woman in four months, on May 17th.”

‘It’s hard to show the world I exist’

Chelsea Manning's Final Plea to Be Seen By Diana Tourjee, Broadly (Vice). December 29, 2016 In 2010, Chelsea Manning leaked thousands of classified documents in an attempt to shed light on the "true cost of war" in the Middle East. But while other whistleblowers...

Remembering the soldier who stopped the My Lai Massacre

Democracy Now!. December 19, 2016 U.S. military veteran Larry Colburn died on Tuesday of liver cancer at his home in Georgia at the age of 67. He was best known for intervening to stop the 1968 , during the Vietnam War. Colburn was part of a three-person helicopter...

An appeal to support the resistance!

Please consider a year-end, tax-deductible donation today to support the resistance! We’ll need to come together in 2017, to collectively find the courage to resist the endless torrent of horrendous policies, proposals, and nominations spewing forth daily from the...

Congress drops draft registration plans for women

Leo Shane III, Military Times November 29, 2016 Lawmakers have officially dropped plans to make women register for the draft, instead opting for a review of the ongoing need for the Selective Service System. The controversial provision had been part of early drafts of...

Support Chelsea Manning’s petition to reduce sentence

Sign the whitehouse.gov petition in support of Chelsea's request today! The New York Times November 14, 2016 Chelsea Manning, who confessed to disclosing archives of secret diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 and has been incarcerated longer than...

Support Ryan Johnson, Imprisoned War Resister

Ryan made the decision not to go to war. With assistance from the GI Rights Hotline, they learned their options. They found they weren’t alone in resistance. We are reaching out to you to help imprisoned US Army war resister Ryan Johnson and his wife Jenna. Let’s help them get on their feet upon Ryan’s expected May release from the Miramar Brig in May. Your support is critical.

National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

If implemented, a National Guard proposal would lead to enforcement action against millions of immigrants living nowhere near the Mexican border. … Administration officials said the proposal, which called for mobilizing up to 100,000 troops in 11 states, has been rejected for the time being.

Order drops protection for families of deployed military

In 2013, the Department of Homeland Security, at the request of the Defense Department, issue a policy memorandum aimed at preventing the deportation of spouses, parents and children of active-duty service members through a program called “Parole in Place.” … [the new Executive Order] casually dispenses with exercises of executive discretion…

Chelsea Manning news and updates

It’s still hard to believe that we won Chelsea’s (upcoming) freedom. Chelsea remains imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, until May 17th. While she doesn’t have Internet, she remains in touch with supporters via phone—she usually takes time to hear about her Twitter account (@xychelsea), and dictate new posts. Chelsea’s attorney Chase Strangio has created the official Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund–please consider making a contribution. The final fiscal report of the Chelsea Manning Support Network is also available.

Chelsea Manning Support Network comes to an end

Courage to Resist is proud to have served as fiscal manager for the Chelsea Manning Defense Fund for nearly seven years. Those funds provided Chelsea a legal defense team at trial, funded most of her appeals, supported hundreds of events worldwide, and was immensely important to winning Chelsea’s freedom. This is a message from the Chelsea Manning Support Network Steering Committee, originally titled “Chelsea Manning Support Network coming to an end”

To those who kept me alive all these years, thank you

By Chelsea Manning, published in the Guardian. To those who have kept me alive for the past six years … I know that we are now physically separated, but we will never be apart and we are not alone.

Who we are and what we do

Courage to Resist supports the troops who refuse to fight, or who face consequences for acting on conscience, in opposition to illegal wars, occupations, the policies of empire abroad and martial law at home.

Ryan Johnson

Iraq War resister imprisoned 2016-2017: “Courage to Resist is an amazing organization that has really helped my wife and I in our time of need.”

Looking Back on 6 Years of Fighting for Chelsea Manning

By Rainey Reitman, Chelsea Manning Support Network Original post at raineyreitman.com President Obama announced that he would commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence today. Instead of spending another 28 brutal years in a military prison for men, she’ll walk free in just a...

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence!

President Obama has commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence Analyst serving 35-years for releasing classified information. Chelsea’s attorney Nancy Hollander, who spoke with President Obama’s counsel earlier today, confirms that “Chelsea will walk out of Fort Leavenworth a free woman in four months, on May 17th.”

‘It’s hard to show the world I exist’

Chelsea Manning's Final Plea to Be Seen By Diana Tourjee, Broadly (Vice). December 29, 2016 In 2010, Chelsea Manning leaked thousands of classified documents in an attempt to shed light on the "true cost of war" in the Middle East. But while other whistleblowers...

Remembering the soldier who stopped the My Lai Massacre

Democracy Now!. December 19, 2016 U.S. military veteran Larry Colburn died on Tuesday of liver cancer at his home in Georgia at the age of 67. He was best known for intervening to stop the 1968 , during the Vietnam War. Colburn was part of a three-person helicopter...

An appeal to support the resistance!

Please consider a year-end, tax-deductible donation today to support the resistance! We’ll need to come together in 2017, to collectively find the courage to resist the endless torrent of horrendous policies, proposals, and nominations spewing forth daily from the...

Congress drops draft registration plans for women

Leo Shane III, Military Times November 29, 2016 Lawmakers have officially dropped plans to make women register for the draft, instead opting for a review of the ongoing need for the Selective Service System. The controversial provision had been part of early drafts of...

Support Chelsea Manning’s petition to reduce sentence

Sign the whitehouse.gov petition in support of Chelsea's request today! The New York Times November 14, 2016 Chelsea Manning, who confessed to disclosing archives of secret diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 and has been incarcerated longer than...

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